Community Collaboration for Enhanced Technology Services

At the Princeton Public Library


The Community Collaboration for Enhanced Technology Services project was submitted by Erica Bess, team leader for adult services on behalf of her colleagues at Princeton Public Library. The goal of the project was for Princeton Public Library to be known as the place in town to visit for receiving excellent technology assistance and discovering technological innovations; a goal easier said than done in a region known as both a technological and intellectual hub. The Princeton team noted that “by leveraging the community’s talent and providing an opportunity for unique groups to form professional relationships in a welcoming, accessible, and inspiring environment, Princeton Public Library is actively contributing to the larger evolution of the times while addressing and helping define our customers’ needs. Our success in attracting those ever-elusive demographics – young business people, highly creative entrepreneurs, and technology experts – means that the future of the library as cornerstone of technological education and innovation is a bright one.” In addition, the program also allowed the library to promote existing services, such as eBooks, and better serve existing users who rely on the library for both access to technology and classes on its use.

Awards Won

Title Year
ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award
An award to honor an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.
2013 - Winner(s)